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Canadian employees who rent or who have mortgage payments are managing economic pressures — like high interest rates and the rising cost of living — by putting off saving for retirement, according to a new survey by Co‑operators Financial Services Ltd. The survey, which polled 1,500 Canadian employees, found 77 per cent of renters said they […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 15, 2024 March 14, 2024
  • 09:00

Desjardins Insurance is marking Financial Literacy Month with a series of budgeting workshops for employees and an interactive game to help improve financial literacy. The workshops cover topics such as using a budget to manage cash flow, how to plan for future goals and how to save on grocery bills amid rising inflation and food prices. […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 24, 2023 November 23, 2023
  • 09:00

Roughly three-quarters (74 per cent) of Canadian employees say it’s important for their employer to offer a retirement savings option, according to the latest mental-health index by Telus Health. The survey, which polled 3,000 respondents, found 70 per cent reported not knowing or being unsure of how much savings they’ll need to maintain their desired […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 30, 2023 October 30, 2023
  • 15:00

As Canadians struggle to save amid the rising cost of living, employers play a crucial role in facilitating savings options for their employees, says Doug Crowe, vice-president of RBC Group Advantage, the Royal Bank of Canada’s group retirement division. “The first important step employers can make is deciding to sponsor a group savings plan for employees, which […]

Only 17 per cent of U.S. employees aged 50-plus and 23 per cent of retirees are very confident they’ll be able to maintain a comfortable lifestyle throughout retirement, according to a new survey by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies in collaboration with the Transamerica Institute. The survey, which polled more than 10,000 U.S. employees, […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 3, 2023 October 2, 2023
  • 09:00

Just over half (52 per cent) of Canadian women say they feel financially confident about retiring at their target age, compared to 68 per cent of men, according to a new survey by the Bank of Montreal. The survey, which polled more than 3,400 Canadian adults, found almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of women said […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 14, 2023 March 13, 2023
  • 09:00